A Quick Background;
I am a 32 year old, full-time mummy to three gorgeous kiddos. I have a sweet natured, but increasingly rambunctious and hilarious almost 6 year old boy who looks just like his daddy and has the most beautiful brown eyes I’ve ever seen and a spirited, determined, capable and independent 4 and a half year old daughter with chameleon eyes and tumbling curls. And an amazing baby girl who was born 2 and a half years ago with a rare congenital condition that means she doesn’t have a nose. She is sweet, cuddly and funny ….and stronger and braver than than i could ever have imagined.
My husband (the Canadian) and I have been married for 7 years. We live in a small town in N. Ireland.
Needless to say the last 6 years have been like no others in my life and there are parts I cannot recall with great clarity as my mind has blocked them for my own sanity.
About the Blog;
I started this little blog by accident after writing a poem about the Facebook protests against their deletion of breastfeeding photos ; An Edible Pact proved popular and when I wrote a second poem a friend suggested I needed somewhere to keep them so I could share and ‘The Breast of Rhymes’ was born.
I continue to write to encourage positive expression about the things I am most passionate about. It is my hope that by helping to fill the world with positive imagery and verse (no-matter how silly) that it will in some small way contribute to an overall effect and help normalise views of birth and breastfeeding and turn the tide against the discrimination and fear surrounding these topics.
I am what I would consider an attachment parent. I am passionate about all things birth and breastfeeding and have been lucky to be able to continue to breastfeed my daughter through this pregnancy. I am a huge fan of babywearing (with an ever-growing collection a slings, wraps and carriers) and co-sleep as much as possible. I want to raise my children with love and respect and for them to never doubt how important they are to me and the world.
3 Random Facts;
* I have never been able to whistle (something I learned chimps can’t do either) I’m not sure what that says about me!
*When my sister was born, I (aged 5) genuinely wanted to call her ‘Henry Kelly’ after my favourite quiz show host.
*I have a wonderfully large and diverse extended family, (at least 30 first cousins) with an inspiring mix of religions, sexual orientations and life philosophies who have taught me to value difference and be proud of who I am.